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N.Y. Man Claims Boss Fired Him For His Weight: 'You Got So Fat!'

N.Y. Man Claims Boss Fired Him For His Weight: 'You Got So Fat!'

A Brooklyn man has sued his former employer for firing him because of his weight, court documents show. A lawsuit, filed June 19 in the Kings County Supreme Court, maintains that Jerry Greenberg, the owner of the art framing store Frame it in Brooklyn Inc., withdrew an offer of employment to Seth Bogdanove... Read More »

8 Jobs That Will Make You Fat

8 Jobs That Will Make You Fat

Nothing speeds the day up like knowing your 3 p.m. M&M and chai latte break is coming. And despite those new-fangled standing and treadmill desks, most of us spend our days sitting on our butts, waiting for our 3 p.m. sugar-and-carb breaks. No wonder, then, that 41 percent of workers say they've gained... Read More »

H&M's Plus-Size Model Jennie Runk Says She Chose To Gain Weight

H&M's Plus-Size Model Jennie Runk Says She Chose To Gain Weight

Jennie Runk: the new advocate for body confidence. Read More »

How Being Overweight Can Hurt Your Career - And What To Do

How Being Overweight Can Hurt Your Career - And What To Do

By Donna Fuscaldo Your weight matters when it comes to getting hired and getting a promotion. No one wants to believe employers are shallow enough to care about how much a person weighs, but study after study points to discrimination against obese job candidates and employees. "We are living in such a... Read More »

Fat And Unemployed: Is There A Connection?

Fat And Unemployed: Is There A Connection?

The high rate of obesity and unemployment are, in many ways, the two biggest problems afflicting America in 2012. It almost goes without saying, both have grown way too fast. A new study by the Robert Wood Foundation predicts that half of the country will be obese by 2030, up from one in three now. The... Read More »

9 In 10 American Workers Are Overweight

9 In 10 American Workers Are Overweight

The struggles of the American worker are by now well-known. He is is either out of work, or if he is lucky enough to have a spot in the workforce, he is overworked as employers seek to come up with effective business models amid a challenging economic environment. And now comes this -- he's wildly unhealthy to... Read More »

Ailing And Overweight Americans Cost Billions In Productivity

Ailing And Overweight Americans Cost Billions In Productivity

By Ian Simpson (Reuters) - Full-time U.S. workers who have chronic health troubles or are overweight cost more than $153 billion in lost productivity each year from absenteeism, according to a Gallup-Healthways study released on Monday. Read More »

Does This Suit Make Me Look Fat?

Does This Suit Make Me Look Fat?

You may think you're doing your co-worker a favor and avoiding conflict by saying, "Of course not! You rock that!" when he or she asks you, "Does this suit/shirt/skirt/pair of pants make me look fat?" But you're doing more harm than good. New research shows that a bloated 67 percent of Americans are... Read More »

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